Pedes­trian killed in two-ve­hi­cle crash

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - — Glen Dawkins

A fe­male pedes­trian was struck and killed fol­low­ing a two-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion Fri­day af­ter­noon near Polo Park.

At shortly be­fore

3:30 p.m., emer­gency ser­vices per­son­nel re­sponded to the in­ter­sec­tion of Ma­roons Rd. and St. James St. for a re­port of a col­li­sion in­volv­ing two ve­hi­cles and a pedes­trian.

The pedes­trian, a 31-yearold woman, was taken to hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion and later pro­nounced dead. No other in­juries were re­ported.

Mem­bers of the Traf­fic Di­vi­sion con­tin­ued with the investigation be­lieve a south­bound ve­hi­cle mak­ing an east­bound turn col­lided with a north­bound ve­hi­cle. The north­bound ve­hi­cle then struck the pedes­trian and a traf­fic light pole.

“We’ve spo­ken with both driv­ers,” po­lice spokesman Const. Jay Mur­ray said. “I don’t have any in­for­ma­tion as to whether they made any kind of eva­sive ma­noeu­vre (that caused the pedes­trian to be struck).”

In­ves­ti­ga­tors ask any­one who may have wit­nessed the col­li­sion or have in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing the in­ci­dent to con­tact the Traf­fic Di­vi­sion at 204-986-7085 or Crime Stop­pers at 204-786-TIPS (8477). In­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing for any traf­fic cam­eras or dash­board cam­eras that may have cap­tured the col­li­sion.

“The investigation is on­go­ing and there cer­tainly is the pos­si­bil­ity later on that charges may be laid,” Mur­ray said.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tions of this na­ture of­ten take a lot of time. There’s a lot of work that (goes) into them.

They need to re­con­struct the scene. They need to de­ter­mine what both ve­hi­cles were do­ing and if there was any crim­i­nal (act) or cul­pa­bil­ity un­der the High­way Traf­fic Act.”

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